Barton to return to Rangers training after ban

Joey Barton

Rangers have announced that midfielder Joey Barton "will return to full-time training" following a club-imposed suspension.

The 34-year-old has been absent from the club since a training-ground row in the wake of September's 5-1 loss at Celtic Park.

With agent Eddy Jennings, he attended a meeting with club officials last week.

Barton has stated repeatedly he wants to return and fight for his place, having joined from Burnley in May.

"Joey Barton has been told he will return to full-time training following the conclusion of a disciplinary procedure," said Rangers on their website.